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One of the problems with diagnosing autism is that many of the hallmark behaviors are abstract, not concrete. According to the World Health Organization, “children with autism are marked by delays in their social interaction, language as used in social communication, or symbolic or imaginative play.” Essentially, parents are asked to evaluate their young child’s language and social skills in relation to their child’s peers. Usually, parents will begin to suspect that something is amiss before their children enter the traditional school system, and many public school districts now offer Early Intervention classes to help identify the strengths of each autistic child, and parents and educational professionals decide together how to proceed with the autistic child’s education.